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STS Speaker. Community as Ecofact or Artifact: Myths Of Meritocracy and ‘Fun Work’ in North-South American Field Science Collaborations

Mary Leighton, U-M Anthropology
Monday, November 5, 2018
4:00-5:30 PM
1014 Tisch Hall Tisch Hall Map
Abstract: TBA.

Biosketch: I am a socio-cultural anthropologist, currently working with Elizabeth Roberts as a postdoctoral researcher in the anthropology department here at Michigan. I study gender, colonial, and class inequalities in transnational scientific communities, and forms of nationalism that are masked by appeals to scientific universalism. Specifically, my ethnographic projects focus on unequal collaborations in field sciences (archaeology and public health), when researchers from the US and Canada conduct fieldwork in Mexico, Chile, and Bolivia. My new archival project explores the tension between scientific universalism and nationalism in the 1930s and 40s, when refugee scholars from Nazi Germany attempted to find employment in the US and UK.
Building: Tisch Hall
Event Type: Lecture / Discussion
Tags: Anthropology, Politics, Research, Science
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Science, Technology & Society